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Don Dounstan Foundation's 2017 Homelessness Conference - Working Better Together to End Homelessness

Date/Time: Thursday, 17 August 2017, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Location: Adelaide Convention Centre

Cost: $150 general registration, $75 student registration, $125 group bookings of 5 tickets or more.

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Now in its fourth year, the 2017 Homelessness Conference program will profile emerging local, national and global trends on housing and homelessness. This year's theme, Working Together to End Homelessness, examines the various ways that those working in the public, community and private sectors can all work more effectively together to end homelessness.

This conference will also launch The Zero Project Adelaide. Against a backdrop of rising homelessness in Australia, Adelaide now has a unique opportunity to lead the country in finding solutions to improve the lives of people experiencing homelessness and, through the Zero Project Adelaide, put an end to street homelessness in the inner city.

Conference presenters and panel members include nationally and internationally acclaimed key service providers, policy and decision makers, and academics. Interactive sessions will provide opportunities for discussion, learning and exchange of ideas. Speakers include:

Jake Maguire (USA) | Community Solutions: Jake co-directs Community Solutions' work to help communities end homelessness throughout the US and around the world. He is privileged to advise and support ambitious, partner-led housing efforts on three continents, as well as Community Solutions' own Built for Zero initiative in the United States.

Dr Cameron Parsell | University of Queensland: Cameron's primary area of research is homelessness, supportive housing and broader social welfare programs aimed at addressing social disadvantage. He is a Senior Research Fellow funded through an Australian Research Council. Cameron is the Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Social Issues, and a policy advisor to the Australian Council of Social Services.

Delegates will also hear from speakers from the Australian Alliance to End Homelessness including:

  • Karen Walsh, Micah Projects, QLD
  • Felicity Reynolds, Mercy Foundation, NSW
  • Heather Holst, Launch Housing, VIC
  • Keith Bryant, Sydney Business Alliance to End Homelessness, NSW
  • Debra Zanella, RUAH, WA

Contact: The Don Dunstan Foundation (email) or call (08) 8313 3364.

Contact: The Don Dounstan Foundation, Email:, Other: +61 8 8313 3364